Frequently Asked Questions
What's the point?
Blamed for worldwide terror and mounting tensions, Jerusalem has become a problem for the whole world, and there is talk at the United Nations about international efforts to fix itsimilar to the scenario the Bible links to the return of Christ and the coming of God's kingdom.
So, are today's events definitely a fulfillment of Zechariah chapters 12 and 14, and other end-times prophecies about Jerusalem?
That remains to be seen. Events could move in that direction, although it is too soon to say so with certainty.
Why speculate, then?
When the disciples asked Jesus, "What will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the world?" (Matt. 24:3 Jerusalem Bible) Jesus urged them to "keep watch" (Matt. 24:42) for "the events taking place that I've described" (Luke 21:31 Living Bible Catholic Edition). If today's events do not yet fit the description Jesus gave, no doubt they soon will.
What can we do about it?
"Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." Acts 2:38 New International Version "God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life." John 3:16 Jerusalem Bible (Need help? See: www.BillyGraham.org.)
What if we don't believe God will ever intervene in modern man's affairs?
"And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil." Zephaniah 1:12 King James Version
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